19 days in France & Spain Itinerary

19 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Tram:  4​h 15​min
5
Benidorm, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Port d'Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Île de la Cité and Chateau de Chantilly. Escape the urban bustle at Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Malmaison in Rueil-Malmaison (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll through Paris Plage, get engrossed in the history at Musee Lambinet, and browse the exhibits of Maison de Victor Hugo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Musee Lambinet, Chateau de Malmaison
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Seine River ©
Seine River

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Magaud and Plage de la Pointe Rouge. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Chateau d'If and walk around Parc Balneaire du Prado.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Anse Magaud
Highlights from your plan
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille ©
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Montgat Beach, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Cerralbo and Barrio de Salamanca. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, enjoy the music at Fundacion Juan March, examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo

3
nights
Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Levante and Peñón de Ifac Natural Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Poniente Beach and Playa de Levante o la Fossa. Step out of Benidorm to go to Javea and see Playa La Granadella, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Benidorm trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and tram from Madrid to Benidorm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Benidorm when traveling from Madrid in May, with lows around 58°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port d'Alcudia.

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Calpe, Playa La Granadella
Highlights from your plan
Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Playa de Levante o la Fossa ©
Playa de Levante o la Fossa

3
nights
Port d'Alcudia, Spain

Port d'Alcudia ©
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Alcudia and Aucanada Beach. Relax by the water at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa and Playa de Son Moll.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port d'Alcudia route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Benidorm to Port d'Alcudia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port d'Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala San Vincente, Playa de Son Moll, Aucanada Beach, Parque Natural S'Albufera de Mallorca, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural S'Albufera de Mallorca ©
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

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